Prize Winning Entry- Jake Crampton and Medspeed
August 8, 2016: 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM
New Venture Challenge champ discusses the trajectory of transforming a top concept for roughly 20 years post-idea stage into industry leadership.
National Louis University
850 Warrenville Rd
As the latest example in our ongoing occasions featuring the vocation of entrepreneurship, this month highlights the true power of a good idea- observing the opportunity to leverage transportation as a strategic asset in healthcare, Jake Crampton first took his concept to first place in Booth's Polsky Center 1998 New Venture Challenge and shortly thereafter launched his firm, MedSpeed.
Focused on that business ever since, he has directed his vision into a nationwide service organization based in Elmhurst and employing 1,200+ people across the country who generate revenues approaching $100 million annually. His personal story on the expectations, challenges, and rewards of a career created from the ground up can both inspire and enlighten all like-minded doers, so join us to learn more.
Entrepreneurial Roundtable members, facuty and students of Booth: $15 thru August 3, then $20.
General public: $20 thru August 3, then $25.
• No credit cards at the door, only cash and checks.
• Dress is business casual.
Jake Crampton (Speaker) '98
Jake as MedSpeed's founding CEO has focused his firm on a crucial if elusive goal for US healthcare, driving out waste while standardizing and centralizing operations. Just as important, he has striven to maintain its small business feel with fidelity to its original values of "one team" "keeping promises" and continuously improving". Before MedSpeed, he operated and then sold a language training business in Mexico City. He earned his BA from the University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign and MBA from Chicago Booth.
Greg Gocek, '84
Networking and light refreshments from 6:15 - 7 PM
Program starts at 7 PM.